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GOJ health card November
2012-08-09 11:26:39 | (0 Comments)
Health Minister, Dr. Fenton Ferguson has committed that the long-awaited Government of Jamaica (GOJ) Health Card will be available by November.
The card is aimed at improving the access to medication for persons who receive care at public-health facilities.
It was initially slated to be in use from February 2010.
The GOJ Health Card will allow persons with prescriptions from public-health facilities easy access to medication at no cost, for items that are on the vital, essential and necessary lists.
The service is expected to be available at public-sector and selected private-sector pharmacies island-wide.
The card will also improve the mechanism to bill private health insurance providers, as it will state whether the individual has health insurance.
Dr. Ferguson was speaking at a Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) workshop yesterday.
He says PAHO has been asked to provide technical assistance with the implementation of the card.
Source: The Gleaner/Power 106 News
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